Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Meaning
Song Released: 1998
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...
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anonymous Mar 20th 2023 !⃝
For me if we see it in a literal way it is simply a romance, although I also see it as the relationship between a mother and her daughter or son, as the mother from the first moment loved her daughter and wants to live with her all the remaining moments of her life, she lives with the constant fear of "falling asleep" as the song says and miss something important for her daughter, or for example that she "falls asleep" and suddenly her daughter who was a little girl for her becomes an adult, becomes independent and her moments are over. But I always like to change it to my perspective, if we change the "i dont want to miss a thing" for "i dont wanna miss a thing" in a sense of not wanting to miss someone or even anything, I see it as a sisterhood, I have a sister who I lived too many beautiful moments with, unfortunately a few days ago she had to move to go to college, from that moment I only listen to that song thinking about her, I hate to fall asleep not because I miss something, but because I miss her at night, because at night I just overthink, I don't want to dream about her because even though they are beautiful dreams, I know that those dreams will never come true, you never know when you will lose the one you love the most, I think my mistake was not taking advantage of every moment with her, I hope she is ok where she is.
anonymous Dec 26th 2019 !⃝
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 2019 !⃝
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 !⃝
A man in love with a girl lying next to him in bed!
anonymous Jan 5th 2018 !⃝
Sounds like a song from a father to his daughter.
anonymous Aug 18th 2017 !⃝
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 !⃝
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 !⃝
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 !⃝
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 !⃝
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 !⃝
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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