Sometimes songs and artists just become much more special when you understand what the artist is truly singing about. What information or experience has helped you to fully appreciate certain music? I'll give you an example: I never cared for Eric Clapton. That is, until today, when I came across a 'love letter' he wrote to a woman named Layla: Reading this, it really hit me just how terrible I am at expressing my feelings compared to him, and how deep his love really was. I listened to the song "Layla" and I can just feel the passion in the melody and lyrics. Before today, I would have thought it was just an average old song. Sorry for the wall of text, please post your examples and experiences!