Sayonara dekizu ni “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. Fuyunohanashi (from "Given") by Madds Buckley, Given - Stagekara kiminisasagu (Romanized). Katachi o nakushite mo Sayonara dekizu ni Omoi nimotsu o kakaeteru 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. Donna kotoba de tojitara ī no Mada toke kirezu ni nokotta [Chorus] Anata no subete ga Yasashī furi shite mai ochiru koro ni Nee, boku wa kono koi o Hanareta dareka to darekaga ita koto Boku to issho ni Zutto issho ni. Mada tokenai mahō no yōna [Bridge] 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. [Chorus] “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. Tachidomatta mama no Ritsuka composes a guitar riff for the track and now it was up to Mafuyu to complete the lyrics. Aruki dasu boku to Tada soredake no hanashi [Verse 2] Eien ni boku no naka de ikiteku yo Soretomo noroi no yōna Ashita o nakushite 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”. He wrote this song about him, talking about his inability to move on and how lost he felt since then. Tsumetai namida ga sora de itetsuite Ah-ah Anata no subete ga Nee, boku wa kono machi de Hikage no yuki mitai na The song started out as a vocal melody Mafuyu had invented. Eien no naka o samayotte iru yo [Verse 1] Omoi o daite ikiteru Donna ashita o sagaseba ī no