"Them Heavy People" is a song written and recorded by Kate Bush, from her debut album The Kick Inside. It was issued as a single in Japan with the title "Rolling the Ball" reaching number 3, its only release worldwide as an A-side.
The song is about religion, and the teachings of Jesus, Gurdjieff, among others. The song expresses an insistent desire to learn as much as possible, while she is still young.
A Seiko logo appears on the insert's back side, which makes it Bush's only commercial release featuring any kind of product endorsement.
A live recording of this song was the lead track on the On StageEP which reached number 10 in the UK singles chart in 1979. In The Netherlands, the EP was listed as Them Heavy People in the Top 40 chart, making it basically an A-side. It peaked at No. 17 in 1979.
Bush performed "Them Heavy People" on several TV programmes including her only appearance on Saturday Night Live in the USA.