I have a hard time listening to music with lyrics when I'm writing. Must be 20+ years spent typing medical dictation for a living; 8 hours a day it goes in your ear and out your fingers. When I write, I need to hear the words my brain is dictating; other people's words are distracting. I do listen to music but it's music without words. Some people can't write while listening to music as it's too distracting; others need to wrap a curtain of sound around them -- music or TV. The brain works in strange and wondrous ways.