Lita Ford recorded this as a duet with Ozzy . Ford was once engaged to Tony Iommi, who played guitar with Osbourne in Black Sabbath.
Ford, along with Joan Jett, was part of the girl-group The Runaways from 1975-1979. She is a guitarist as well as a vocalist.

The song came about by accident during a night of drinking and getting stoned when Lita was being managed by Ozzy's wife, Sharon.

She recalled to Metal Underground: "Close My Eyes Forever was a mistake. It was just me and Ozzy and Sharon hanging about in the recording studio. They showed up one day and had a housewarming present for me: a life-size duplicate of Koko the gorilla from the San Diego Zoo. It was freaking huge – I had to strap it in the front seat of my jeep to get it home. Ozzy stayed, Sharon got bored and left, and me and Ozzy had a couple of drinks and we were jamming. We started singing, messing about and we wrote 'Close My Eyes Forever.'"