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"The Tide Is High" is a 1967 song written by John Holt and performed by The Paragons with John Holt as lead singer. Although originally released as an A-side in Jamaica on the Treasure Isle label it was relegated to the B-side of the "Only a Smile" single for UK release a few months later.

The song features the violin of "White Rum" Raymond and was popular in Jamaica and became popular amongst West Indians and skinheads in the UK… read more

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The tide is high but I'm holding on
I'm gonna be your number one
I'm not the kinda man who gives up just like that, oh no

It's not the things you…

The Paragons - The Tide Is High Lyrics


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