Over the course of the song there are some abrupt, brief breaks in the music. During recording, Bob Weir said he wanted those pauses to sound of "thick air." The strange request compounded with all the other odd experimentation of this and the other Dead songs irritated studio producer Dave Hassinger so much that he left the scene. David Dodd at Dead.net
believes this moment occurred just before the lyrics "my how love you are, my dear" at about 1:32 in the song.