Meaning of I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

American songwriter and composer Diane Warren has written a huge number of world-famous hits, among which romantic compositions predominate. I want to briefly tell you about the history of the creation of her song I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, which captivated millions of listeners after the release of the blockbuster “Armageddon” (1998) directed by Michael Bay.

There is no need to retell the plot of this fantasy film about an international team of astronauts who go into space to blow up an asteroid that threatens the Earth. Residents of countries from among the former Soviet republics remembered the picture, first of all, for the absolutely ridiculous character of Peter Stormare. He played the Russian cosmonaut Lev Andropov, dressed in a sweatshirt and earflaps, who beats instruments with an adjustable wrench, repairs equipment almost with an ax and, of course, does not mind drinking.

Although critics turned up their noses at Armageddon and nominated it for seven Golden Raspberry nominations at once, it grossed more than half a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Spectators were impressed by spectacular shooting, a stellar cast and a beautiful love story, and specialists paid attention to outright blunders and disregard for the laws of physics.

The history of the song I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Several songs were written specifically for the film’s soundtrack, including the song I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. It was supposed to be performed by the rock band U2. But when it became known that Liv Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, would play the female lead, the filmmakers gave preference to this team. It is hardly necessary now to convince anyone that they made the right choice.

Stephen Tyler brilliantly sang I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, convincingly conveying the mood of the lovers on the eve of the upcoming breakup, which could tear them apart forever. His family connection with Liv is played out in an original way in some episodes of the video clip, which was shot by the famous director Francis Lawrence. The video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film.

Clip I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Next is a video clip to the famous song of the rock band Aerosmith.

Release and achievements

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks and also topped the charts in other countries. She was nominated for an Oscar but lost to “When You Believe”.

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing is credited with introducing Aerosmith to a younger generation of listeners and contributing to its continued success.

Interesting Facts

  • During the filming of the video clip, Steven Tyler injured his knee and could not actively move. That’s why it’s shown mostly in close-ups.
  • The chorus from “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” is a bit like the song “Just Like Jesse James” from Cher’s “Heart of Stone” album, also co-written by Diane Warren.

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Lyrics Aerosmith

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
Far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Well, every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure

chorus:
I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you babe
And I don’t wanna 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
And I just wanna stay with you
In this moment forever, forever and ever

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

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Lyrics Aerosmith

I could stay awake just to listen to you breathe
Watch you smile while you sleep away from me
And you see dreams
I could spend my whole life in this sweet submission
I could be forever lost in this moment
Well every moment spent with you
This is a moment that I cherish immensely

Chorus:
I don’t want to close my eyes
I don’t want to fall asleep
‘Cause I’m gonna miss you baby
And I don’t want to miss anything
‘Cause even when you’re in my dreams
The sweetest dream will not replace reality
I’ll still miss you baby
And I don’t want to miss anything

Lying next to you
Feeling your heart beating
I think about what you dream
I wonder if you dream of me
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God that we are together
And I just want to stay with you
In this moment forever, forever and ever

I don’t want to miss a single smile
I don’t want to miss a single kiss
Well I just want to be with you
Right here with you like now
I just want to hold you close
Feel that our hearts are close
And stay here in this moment
Till the end of one’s days

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