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 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.
My dad (may he rest in peace) used to sing this to me. I'd even request it for him. I think it was for the movie but to his daughter and that she was the inspiration. Then I kiss your eyes that is such a fatherly thing to do, kiss on the eyes, forhead, nose, hair. Everything isn't about lovers.
anonymous Oct 3rd, 2006 10:22pm report
I may be way offline here, but growing up, this was mine and my dad's favourite song, it was like our song, and when we sang it together it was like we were singing it to eachother, didn't matter who was listening or who was watching we would sit there and sing it loudly and proudly never once losing eye contact, that's what makes me think its aerosmith singing to his daughter, liv.
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