Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Meaning
Song Released: 1998
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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Lyrics
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment spent with you is a...
anonymous Dec 26th, 12:58am report
It's about a husband who wants to be beside his wife and he doesn't want to miss a thing with her.
anonymous Dec 25th, 12:53pm report
I feel its more of a parent child effort not for a woman. because the way it seems like its in the present. Someone truely realizing that time is short. Not wanting to miss a minuite of this because of knowing its fleeting. Idk my interpretation anyway. Makes me think i should appreciate my daughter for even the stoppy moody times. Puts things into perspective. Id hate to regret things in the future although i imagine its inevitable.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2018 3:10pm report
A man in love with a girl lying next to him in bed!
anonymous Jan 5th, 2018 1:33pm report
Sounds like a song from a father to his daughter.
anonymous Aug 18th, 2017 8:56pm report
Him watching over his child while they sleep maybe makin up for lost time makes me melancholy when I listen to it truly beautiful
anonymous Dec 12th, 2011 12:58pm report
James Brolin said that Diane Warren (the songwriter) got inspired after hearing Barbra Streisand retelling the beginning of her romance with James where he told her he didn't want to go to sleep because he would miss her
anonymous Sep 3rd, 2008 9:36pm report
It can be viewed in many different ways. For me, it's the love I have for my son from the time he was born to the time he went away to the Marines and off to the Iraqi ware in 2008. A mother's love is something special. I love the song, it reminds me of my son and how I longed for his return from war.
anonymous May 24th, 2008 5:12am report
I think it is about the people in your life who you love and you wished you could be there for every moment of there life when their there and when their not and you don't want to miss a thing
anonymous May 6th, 2007 5:28am report
Honestly, if you actually listen to what he says, it sounds like he had a bad break up, and was going to commit suicide, but he didn't because he found someone else to breathe on while they were asleep
anonymous Apr 18th, 2007 4:29pm report
I heard this song wasn't even written by Steven. It was written by Diane Warren and Joe Perry helped in the process.
But I think it could be a love song or a dad-daughter song. All the interpretations above were right, I think.
anonymous Oct 15th, 2006 10:21am report
about a mother and her baby (or a parent and their child)and that moment when you fall in love with your baby and know that you never want to miss a thing.
It makes me cry everytime I hear it, when my son was a few months old I heard this song and held him in my arms and danced and cried. I used to watch him sleep, watch his eyes flicker & move & wonder what he was thinking and dreaming. It just sums up perfectly the love and joy I feel for him.
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