I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing chords by Aerosmith


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I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Bm7 A/C# | E |
||: Bm7 A/C# | E (F# E D C# D E) :||
| Bm7 A/C# | E (D C# B A) |

Verse 1

| D A/C# | Bm7 |
I could stay awake just to hear you breathing.
| G D6/F# | Em |
Watch you smile while you are sleeping, while you’re far away and dreaming.
| D A/C# | Bm7 |
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender.
| G D6/F# | Em |
I could stay lost in this moment forever.
| F#m G | A7sus4 |
Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure.

Chorus 1

| D A/C# | Em7 |
Don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep.
| G A |
‘Cause I’d miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
| D A/C# | Em7 |
‘Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream will never do.
| G A | D A/C# | Bm7 B7sus4 |
I’d still miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.

Verse 2

| D A/C# | Bm7 |
Lying close to you, feeling your heart beating.
| G D6/F# | Em |
And I’m wondering what you’re dreaming, wondering if it’s me you’re seeing.
| D A/C# | Bm7 |
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we’re together.
| F#m G | A7sus4 |
And I just want to stay with you in this moment forever, forever and ever, ah!

Chorus 2

| D A/C# | Em7 |
Don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep.
| G A |
‘Cause I’d miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
| D A/C# | Em7 |
‘Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream will never do.
| G A | 2/4 D |
I’d still miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.

Middle 8

| 4/4 C | G |
I don’t want to miss one smile, and I don’t want to miss one kiss.
| Bb | F |
And I just want to be with you, right here with you, just like this.
| C | G |
And I just want to hold you close, I feel your heart so close to mine.
| Dm7 | A | A |
And just stay here in this moment, for all the rest of time, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chorus 3

| D A/C# | Em7 |
Don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep.
| G A |
‘Cause I’d miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
| D A/C# | Em7 |
‘Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream will never do.
| G A |
I’d still miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
| D A/C# | Em7 |
I don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep.
| G A |
‘Cause I’d miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing
| Bm7 A/C# | Em7 |
‘Cause even when I dream of you, the sweetest dream will never do.
| G A |
I’d still miss you baby, and I don’t want to miss a thing.
| D A/C# | Em7 |
I don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep, yeah.
| G A |
And I don’t want to miss a thing.

Outro

||: D A/C# | Em7 | G A :|| to fade
Ah, ah…



I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Chords: Learn the progressions!


I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Analysis + TAB

The verse chords of I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing are based on two descending chord progressions.

The first is a classic “minor fall”. We go from I – VI, but via the V chord with its 3rd in the bass, like this:

| D (I) A/C# (V/3) | Bm7 (VI) |

Next, we find the same idea, but now from chord IV – II, via the I chord with its 3rd in the bass, like this:

| G (IV) D6/F# (I/3) | Em (II) |

Loop these two ideas and you have I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing‘s verse chords.

For the chorus, we blend the two ideas by going to chord II instead of VI, then use IV – V to get back, like this:

| D (I) A/C# (V/3) | Em7 (II) | G (IV) A (V) |

As a member, you get TAB describing how you could play this masterpiece on just one acoustic guitar. After checking this out, you’ll understand how this is constructed and will be able to create a guitar part no matter the line-up.

As a preview, here’s the first half of the verse in TAB.

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing chords and TAB, verse first line.

Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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Originally written for Celine Dion!

Written by excentric songwriter Diane Warren, but performed by rockers Aerosmith for the film Armageddon (in which Steven Tyler’s daughter Liv featured), I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing was a worldwide smash hit.

Reaching the #1 spot in ten countries, this power ballad sold almost 10 million copies worldwide.

It may be a power ballad with the biggest orchestra known to man, but after trying it out, it works really well on just one acoustic guitar, this is often what happens when you have a perfectly crafted tune!

Funnily enough, this smash hit wasn’t intended for Aerosmith or any rock band, Diane originally wanted Celine Dion to sing it!



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