“冬のはなし” (Fuyu no Hanashi, Winter’s Story) is the insert track performed by the band The Seasons (Later renamed to Given) in episode 9 of the anime adaptation of Kizu Natsuki’s manga Given. [Chorus] Mada toke kirezu ni nokotta Aruki dasu boku to “冬のはなし” (Fuyu no Hanashi, Winter’s Story) is the insert track performed by the band The Seasons (Later renamed to Given) in episode 9 of the anime adaptation of Kizu Natsuki’s manga Given. Anata no subete ga Hanareta dareka to darekaga ita koto Eien no naka o samayotte iru yo Mafuyu was dealing with his boyfriend’s suicide that’d happened last winter and he had been repressing his feelings for a year, stretching out the writing process to the very end. [Verse 2] A year later, he meets Ritsuka, who is completely shaken once he heard Mafuyu sing it, asking him to be the vocalist for his band. The song started out as a vocal melody Mafuyu had invented. But by the end of Mafuyu’s performance, he had some sort of closure, finally expressing his feelings out loud, singing at the end “Even though I couldn’t say goodbye, you’ll always be here with me”. Zutto issho ni. Yasashī furi shite mai ochiru koro ni Nee, boku wa kono machi de Tachidomatta mama no Sayonara dekizu ni Ritsuka composes a guitar riff for the track and now it was up to Mafuyu to complete the lyrics. Boku to issho ni He wrote this song about him, talking about his inability to move on and how lost he felt since then. [Verse 1] Tada soredake no hanashi Omoi o daite ikiteru Sayonara dekizu ni Omoi nimotsu o kakaeteru [Chorus] Soretomo noroi no yōna Katachi o nakushite mo Tsumetai namida ga sora de itetsuite Fuyunohanashi (from "Given") by Madds Buckley, Given - Stagekara kiminisasagu (Romanized). Ashita o nakushite [Bridge] Donna ashita o sagaseba ī no Mada tokenai mahō no yōna Ah-ah Nee, boku wa kono koi o Anata no subete ga Donna kotoba de tojitara ī no Hikage no yuki mitai na Eien ni boku no naka de ikiteku yo