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Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Meaning

Song Released: 1998


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I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
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...

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    kamododude
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    Jul 1st, 2006 7:48pm report


    This one is clearly about the strength of love this man has for whoever it may be, and loves them so deeply-he dosent even want to sleep--afraid he will miss a moment with his love-even while she is asleep.



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    Angelboo
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    Oct 19th, 2018 10:46pm report


    Fun fact:Celine Dion was suppose to sing this, but she didn't like it, so they gave it to Aerosmith. I think this song is about the immense love a father has for his child and he wishes he could be there for every moment in his/her life.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2018 3:10pm report


    A man in love with a girl lying next to him in bed!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 5th, 2018 1:33pm report


    Sounds like a song from a father to his daughter.



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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



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    mimi
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    Nov 16th, 2007 11:13pm report


    It's about a guy really falling in love with a girl and will do anything for her :)



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    anonymous
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 6th, 2007 4:24am report


    This song is about a man who rapes women in their sleep
    "I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
    Watch you smile while you are sleeping"
    Clearly she is breathing as in panting.. and smiling because being sexually touched feels good.
    I think this song is very beautiful as I have had many experiences with sexual ghosts such as incubus.
    -Sally

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    anonymous
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    Nov 4th, 2006 11:00pm report


    Sorry to ruin this for people but Steven Tyler didn't write the lyrics of this song. It was written by someone else (probably the only one he didn't write himself in some way) but it was such a good song they weren't going to turn it down.

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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2006 10:21am report


    My opinion

    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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    Taura
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    Oct 14th, 2006 10:33pm report


    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.



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    anonymous
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    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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