"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" as written by and Diane Eve Warren....
I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away 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 moment I treasure

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Lying close to you feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if it's me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes
And thank God we're together
I just want to stay with you in this moment forever
Forever and ever

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

I don't want to miss one smile
I don't want to miss one kiss
I just want to be with you
Right here with you, just like this
I just want to hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment
For all the rest of time

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you baby
I don't want to miss a thing
'Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing


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"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" as written by Diane Warren

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  • +3
    General CommentBeautiful lyrics.

    If you take away the premise of it being the song from Armageddon the big Hollywood blockbuster, if you strip down, it is filled with raw love. Passion and feeling that can never be bought. Feelings that once you feel, you're a changed person. An unbelievable closeness between 2 people out of almost 7,000,000,000 people on the planet. That is what life is all about. When you get it, hold on forever
    michael1986on April 17, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commenta nice song - always the last dance at our local niteclub. I'd sing it 2 my gf and she'd nearly cry. Now we're split up and it takes me back, and i realise how much i miss her...and how i'll never be with her again..
    turtonhoton April 26, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the first song me and my girlfriend danced to, everytime I think about this song, it reminds me how much I love her.
    Rednartsoon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah its a nice song, but not true to aerosmith's roots. Ask any teenybopper about aerosmith and they'll mention this song. True aerosmith was the 70s stuff from toys in the attic, rocks etc etc.
    turtonhoton May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also have to say: It's so annoying when this is what people associate with when they hear the name Aerosmith. Typical teenage girls that "don't really like Aerotmith but looove that Armageddon song". People that say they like rock music but listnes to bands like Hoobastank or 3 doors down. I mean, come on! d'you think THAT is rock, then you're missing something, girl..
    Samborafpon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHate to burst ur bubbles, but Aerosmith didn't even write this song, it was written by Diane Warren, with a little help from Joe Perry. Even if they did write it, I would never put it in the top ten aerosmith songs. If you want real aerosmith, check out any album from the 70's.
    Juice 11on September 18, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationPerosnaly, I think this is a song about a father and daughter, not saying it's not about a couple, but the lyrics just make me think otherwise. And not because of that movie Armmagedon (did I spell that right?). This is me and my dad's song. I miss him sdo much... :')
    ONIstar113on March 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn the weeks after I gave birth to my daughter I barely slept and I would just watch her sleep. I had never felt so much love in my life (and I had most definitely been in love before - I am a real romantic, a believer in true love and soul mates). I was incredibly happy and terrified at the same time. The line from Grosse Pointe Blank, "You spend the first year just trying to keep these little guys alive," is so true. I was also on my own as her father had chickened out and didn't even show up for the birth - something I had not expected since we had been friends for 16 years and were both in our 30's. My daughter was such a miracle, so beautiful and healthy, and my family was so supportive - my parents and siblings spent Thanksgiving night in the hospital while I was in labor - and everyone fell in love with her immediately. I bought a special kind of bassinet called a co-sleeper which is basically a three-sided crib that attaches to the side of a regular bed so she had her own space and when she woke up to nurse I just had to lift her over onto my bed. So one night after I brought her home I was just lying on my side watching her sleep and this song came into my head - it was perfect! Time is warped when you have a newborn, and you know that they won't stay that way for long. As a parent you want them grow and evolve, but at the same time there is the wish that they could stay this way forever. You find yourself amazed by this tiny creature that just days or weeks before was inside of you. Babies live completely in the moment and can teach you a lot about how important it is to appreciate the now rather than lingering on the past or worrying about the future. There is something very spiritual and mysterious in a very primal way about a baby, and the experience of becoming a mother (I can't speak for fathers). They are also all ephemeral - every mother loses her baby just by the process of time.

    I didn't think much of "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" before that - I didn't even know it was Aerosmith. It's so unlike them. I love a lot of their music, some of my favorites are "Walk This Way", "Sweet Emotion", "Rag Doll" and "Janie's Got a Gun", among others (so no, it isn't just boys who like classic Aerosmith). This song had just crept into my head from hearing it on the radio (and I did see "Armageddon" in the theatre though I didn't think much of the film). It makes sense that it is a Diane Warren song. She is pretty amazing - so prolific and so successful. One of the most famous songwriters few people have ever heard of. I just read an interview with her at nerve.com (check it out, it is really interesting!) and she's never been married or even fallen in love! No kids, either. So I don't think there is any way one could explain the meaning of any of her songs in terms of actual events in her life. She just channels the zeitgeist of love....

    ~
    osofineon October 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally love this song...It's one of my favorites. I hope a guy sings this to me someday. If he did I would be his forever.
    zacsteron April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy boyfriend sang this to me when we watched the movie. This song means alot to me because he's from another country and when I hear this song, I think of when we watched the movie and talked the whole night.
    ladybug7886on April 28, 2002   Link

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