The piece was performed live only a few times during the 1970 Pink Floyd tour; some notable differences from the studio version include being longer in length, some small screams from Roger Waters, a notable key change, and a David Gilmour solo played with a slide, before returning to its original key and theme at its ending.
The track is played at the beginning of the film, when Stefan is waiting for someone to pick him up along a road to Paris.
The track begins with a panning gong that lasts as a drone sound for the whole piece; at 0:30 the Farfisa organ starts a progression of modal chords, that fades at 1:12 into a drum-bass iterative sequence, similar to, but slower than, the one featured at the opening of "Let There Be More Light". The organ played through a wah-wah pedal (1:20) plays a progression of background notes over the drum-bass line, while the untreated organ plays the main melodic notes (2:10). The slide guitar plays from the middle of the piece onward.