A staple of both CSN and Stephen Stills solo concerts for a couple of years prior to being cut for CSN&Y's Looking Forward in 1999, "No Tears Left" is one of Stills' most powerful and angry lyrical statements in. Cast in a heavy, blues-tinged rock guitar pattern, the song's odd-metered rhythm acts as a hook, drawing the listener in further with each verse. The words are a pure release of rage at Stills' puzzlement at the world he finds himself in and the false, shallow people that he is forced to deal with. Although a CSN&Y recording, Stills dominates the instrumental fireworks, with Neil Young only slipping briefly into the song's bridge with a deliciously snaky guitar phrase. Stills, however, lets loose with a devastating guitar solo, complete with some Jimi Hendrix-inspired wah-wah playing. In addition to this, David Crosby and Graham Nash perform some odd but extremely effective harmony counterpoints which are syncopated against the end of the verses and chorus.