Why music matters more than most writers care to admit.
I found it nearly impossible to listen to any music at all for about a decade because of the intensity it stirred up in me but now I'm constantly attached to my headphones... yet even now I just remember the feeling of songs and not the lyrics. Some people remember all the lyrics and I marvel at them.
As someone who writes along to the sound of silence, I have nothing to add. To me, music is a distraction and I get sidetracked enough with Google rabbit holes, solitaire, and looking up words to make sure they mean what I think they mean.