We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

If Only For A Day

by Building Pictures

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price



This track was written and recorded in a cold bedroom with a hissing radiator during a snowy evening in Brooklyn.

My good friend Aaron just gave it a new lease of life, and now its yours.

Just pay what you want for it.



Well I don't wanna be an eternal pessimist,
I know that you you've been looking for something brighter,
I hear you.

It caught me unawares when I lost my footing,
Slipping on the kerb and the love came flowing over,
What a daydream.

If only for a day, I hope you get to feel it.

Skin get cracked and the fingertips crack,
Well this bitter cold sure let you know its arriving,
And its biting.

We have our hands full, and we got our routines
Leave em in the sink and come rest yourself right next to me,
Feel your skin.

If only for a day, I hope you get to feel it.


released January 30, 2018
Written and recorded by John Gribbin.
Mixed and mastered by Aaron Barnard.


all rights reserved



Building Pictures New York

John Gribbin is Building Pictures. An Irish guy living in Brooklyn.

contact / help

Contact Building Pictures

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account