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Them Heavy People

This song is by Kate Bush and appears on the album The Kick Inside (1978) and on the album This Woman's Work (1990).

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Them Heavy People
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me

They arrived at an inconvenient time
I was hiding in a room in my mind
They made me look at myself
I saw it well
I'd shut the people out of my life

So now I take the opportunities
Wonderful teachers ready to teach me
I must work on my mind
For now I realize
Every one of us
Has a heaven inside

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me

They open doorways that I thought were shut for good
They read me Gurdjieff and Jesu
They build up my body
Break me emotionally
It's nearly killing me
But what a lovely feeling

I love the whirling of the Dervishes
I love the beauty of rare innocence
We don't need no crystal ball
Don't fall for a magic wand
We humans got it all
We perform the miracles

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot
Them heavy people help me

Credits

Written by:

Kate Bush

Produced by:

Andrew Powell (1979 live version produced by Kate Bush and Jon Kelly)

Musicians:

  • Kate Bush: piano, lead and backing vocals
  • Stuart Elliott: drums
  • David Paton: bass
  • Ian Bairnson: guitars
  • Paddy Bush: backing vocals

Trivia:

  • "Them Heavy People" was released as a single in Japan with the title "Rolling The Ball". The live version on the 1990 This Woman's Work album is from the 1979 On Stage EP.

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