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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ---On the Record--- I CAN'T SLEEP BABY (IF I) Girl I must have been crazy/To say that it was over/I had to be a fool/To yell out we were through/And now I'm all alone/And feeling down and out baby/When I never meant for this to end,/It was so crazy of me/Sometimes we say' things/That we really don't mean/Well I'm sorry babyjBring your lovin' back to me Words bear costs By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST I REFRAIN I can't sleep babeJI can't think babeJI can't live babe/Without you in my life/I can't go on baby/This is my song baby/Don't wanna do nothin'/If I go away baby/And I can't do noth- in'/If you're not around Though I must admit/That things got out of hand/When you told me/That he was just a friend/I should've had my trust in you/From the very start, darlin'/'Cause I never meant/For this to end/How can we get it back again/Oh sometimes a man can say things/That he really don't mean/Well I'm sorry baby --/Bring your lovin' back to me (REPEAT REFRAIN) Baby can we meet somewhere/And talk about it/Oh baby, we can work it out/I'm not gonna let you go my baby/Before I let you know that I (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written and sung by R. Kelly Copyright (c) 1995 by Zomba Recording Corp. R. Kelly, like Patti Rothberg, is another new face in the Top 40. His new CD presents a blend of religious themes and R&B ballads. Off this disc is his current chart hit "I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)." The song's theme comes in the first two lines: "Girl, I must have been crazy to say that it was over. I had to be a fool to yell out we were through." Now, without her in his life, he's discovered that "I can't sleep babe, I can't think babe, I can't live babe." While all of this sounds like exaggerated melo- drama, it does describe what can result when we use hurtful words. He realizes that "sometimes a man can say things that he really don't mean." Apparently, his jealousy eroded his ability to trust his girlfriend, and then it spilled out in hurtful, angry words. He apologizes. Yet, with his "I'm sorry baby" comes this plea: "Bring your lovin' back to me." He seems much more interested in removing his own loss than in understanding what he might do for her. His words of sorrow would be more genuine if !ii!ili he both apologized and recognized leave the relationship. That her. It would also demonstrate the best for her, even if this means He states that "we can work ,. he never asks her if this is what she wan. to acknowledge that his wrong actions hay0! quences. This time, his hurtful words romance. Yet, by looking carefully and his need to learn to control his learn how to act better in the future. If the girl wanted to re-establish ship, she would be wise to ask him change. His plan for change should nice-sounding theory. Something like hurt you again" means nothing. We accept our problems and design specific actions p The guy in this song needs behaviors that he can use to thus avoid hurting others with his wordSi Sometimes, angry words, whether we them or not, have enduring have a problem with how you speak a new approach today. (Your comments are always address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box Ind. 47635.) i THE CATHOLIC  violent customers offers few COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also gfiven for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Dante's Peak" (Universal) Seeing signs that a long-dor- mant volcano is becoming dan- gerously active, a geologist (Pierce Brosnan) urges a nearby town to evacuate, then tries to save the town's mayor (Linda Hamilton) and her two young children when the eruption begins. Director Roger Donaldson's formula disas- ter picture has spectacular special effects of mass destruction amid an idyllic setting, but is otherwise a tame, even lackluster tale. Dis- aster injuries and fatalities, fleet- ing sexual innuendo and a few instances of profanity. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. insights into its one-dimensional characters. Restrained treat- ment of homosexual behavior, some recreational drug abuse, sporadic violence, occasional pro- fanity and constant rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is 0 -- morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Meet Wally Sparks" (Trimark) Dreary comedy in which a trashy TV talk show host (Rodney Dangerfield) vies with a Southern governor (David Ogden Stiers) whose family-values speeches are hurting his ratings. Director Peter Baldwin's low-budget, poorly edit- ed movie is an appropriately shabby vehicle for Dangeffield's leering one-liners. Much crude sexual humor, brief nudity, some comic violence and an instance of rough language. The USCC clas- sification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Prisoner of the Mountains" (Orion Classics) Two Russian soldiers (Oleg Meushikov and Sergei Bodrov Jr.) held hostage by Chechen villagers come to know one another and their Muslim captors as their fate hangs in the balance. Directed by Sergei Bodrov from a Tolstoy short story, the quietly powerful tale of shared humanity and the insanity of war is starkly beautiful as well as emotionally engrossing. Subti- tles. Brief violence and nudity as well as occasional rough language. The USCC classification is A-III adults. Not rated by the MPA& "Johns" (First Look) Overlong account of 24 hours in the life of two male prostitutes (David Arquette and Lukas Haas) who come to Hollywood to earn some quick cash on Christ- mas Eve so the younger can cel- ebrate his 21st birthday in style. Writer-director Scott Silver's shrill tale of hustlers and their ii Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. 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