Close My Eyes Forever

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"Close My Eyes Forever"
Single by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne
from the album Lita
B-side"Under The Gun"
ReleasedFebruary 1989 (1989-02)
LabelRCA Records
  • Lita Ford
  • Ozzy Osbourne
Producer(s)Mike Chapman
Lita Ford singles chronology
"Back to the Cave"
"Close My Eyes Forever"
"Falling In and Out of Love"

"Close My Eyes Forever" is a duet by Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne from Ford's 1988 album Lita and later remixed and released as a single titled "Close My Eyes Forever (remix)" in 1989, with the single only differing from the album version in sound quality editing. The song was written by Ford and Osbourne as the result of an accident in the studio during which they both drank heavily and inadvertently wrote the lyrics to the song together.[1][2] This song is Ford's highest charting single, peaking at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989 and also peaked at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. This song is also Osbourne's highest charting single of his solo career. It was one of four singles from the album, Lita.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988-89) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 8
US Album Rock Tracks (Billboard)[5] 25


The song was covered in 2013 by David Draiman's solo project Device with the part of Lita Ford being done by Lzzy Hale from Halestorm.


  1. ^ "Close My Eyes Forever by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ozzy Osbourne Recalls His Accidental Hit With Lita Ford". Ultimate Classic Rock. Townsquare Media. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lita Ford Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "AllMusic ((( Lita Ford > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 22, 2018.