Tunstall closes Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon with this surging acoustic number that builds up to a belting, country-psych rocker. It acts as a cathartic outburst of emotion after the melancholic mood of much of the album. "I really wanted something that took you out at the end, and woke you up from this spell, if you like," Tunstall explained. "Because I found that anything uptempo I was trying to fit into the tracklisting burst the bubble. And I wanted to stay within that. So 'No Better Shoulder' is the way out at the end."
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.