Why can I remember the lyrics to a song I haven't heard in fifty years, but I can't remember a sentence I read ten minutes ago?
Why could I remember the words to a song quickly, but struggled mightily to memorize a poem?
What is it about music that eases the way?>>
Probably because music brings back emotional memories.
I too relate with old music, wake up in the morning humming it, brush my teeth and eat in tempo, but the most interesting of all is friends can mention a topic and I can always relate it with the words of an old song.
"The truth of things will not comply with our conceits, and interests. Our belief or disbelief of a thing does not alter the nature of things” Tillotson