I know a great many writers use music when they write, some even including lyrics or mentions of the songs in their work. For me, I enjoy the quiet of house silence. The muffled sounds of the TV, the washer and dryer running, the dishwasher churning, the cat's toenails clicking across the floor. Just plain old everyday sounds. So when I came across this essay by John Remy, I was intrigued. http://www.inkpunks.com/2011/02/19/using-music-to-find-your-storys-voice/#content
Mr. Remy actually shows you how the music works, especially with the song, "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails. By showing three singers doing the same song, you can see how each voice brings something different to the story. Choosing your narrator is tricky business and finding the perfect character to tell the story makes all the difference.