Song Review: Glass In The Park - Alex Turner

me in a park..... there wasn't any glass though
It's been some time since I shared anything here due to taking time to focus on college work and exams. It's all finally over and, after three more weeks of A2 transition, summer will be upon me. This meaning that I'd like to steadily begin sharing a little more every so often when I find myself with something to say. Life seems both busy but awfully fun at the moment and I guess I'm just relishing that for now without having my head stuck inside my laptop screen for every unforgivable hour of the day that could've been spent more wisely.

Today I thought I'd just post a little piece I wrote in lesson time where we were asked to write a review of a song of our choice, using a similar technique to most song reviewers, in the most extremely over the top manner that we could possibly exude from us. To make it a little more interesting I decided to shuffle my music library and challenge myself to reviewing the first song to play through my headphones. I was blessed with an absolute gem, this gem being Alex Turner's Glass In The Park, which couldn't have more to it to analyse and write about. So here goes.


The third of six songs in soundtrack to coming of age film Submarine, Alex Turner's Glass In The Park sounds as soft as the benevolent whispers of two young lovers in the balmy days of a late summer. Turner's woozy lyrics are in full form for the entirety of the four minute track and give it's audience a balance between the inner feelings of an inconspicuous romance before slapping you back to the reality of life itself. Swollen in the emotions of a first love, Turners words on the opposing elements to a chaotic adolescence are bound to be left lingering in the heads of those with a similar story to tell.

"I'm your man on the moon," slurs Alex in his penultimate verse in an attempt to make the impossible a reality when reinvigorating a romance. The real dilemma when opening your ears to Submarine's six song soundtrack is making the decision to either allow your mind to run free with the assortment of imagery provided or whether you should attempt to unravel the meaning behind the knotted heap of lyrics that are complemented by the lingering strum of Alex's acoustic guitar.

Turner takes on Glass In The Park and the five other soundtrack additions as the raconteur that he is. Well known for sharing a narrative lyric or two, he embellishes on each tale and, with the odd harmony making an appearance, he manages to manifest the glow of the first love style story he sings of. It's reminiscent tone seems to intertwine with both the story of the films key character and the story of us young listeners as we grow up filling the role of the key characters in our own lives.


So yeah, as you can see I tried to branch into the 'fancy word' section of my vocabulary that, really, tells you very little about the song whatsoever. But as that was the point I guess I was fairly successful. Winning.