The song is about being in love with a ghost; unrequited love with the ghost/banshee is simply a metaphor for the person that the singer (Tom) can't have....
I turn out the light
And lay here in wait with half-closed eyes
You would scare most with your presence
It's your complexion if that's what it's called
Opaque and white
You float in the doorway, float in the night
Your hands are ice, I would bet on it
The room gets so cold after you come around

I am ever waiting, you are out there wailing

Love please come and haunt me always
I'll let you come and take me on
Love come taunt me through the whole night
I need to, need to feel your soul

Can I see you tonight?
You leave with a start when I open my eyes
You get so shy if I look at you
Why come back to me if you won't let me see you
Don't make a sound
If I close my eyes when you're not around
I hear the same haunting melody
I know it by heart your banshee song

I am ever waiting, you are out there wailing

Love please come and haunt me always
I'll let you come and take me on
Love come taunt me through the whole night
I need to, need to feel your soul

I left your living room
I left you live alone
I left you live and roam

I am ever waiting, you are out there wailing

Love please come and haunt me always
I'll let you come and take me on
Love come taunt me through the whole night
I need to, need to feel your soul
I left you live and roam
Love please come and haunt me always
I'll let you come and take me on


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    General CommentI don't no im usually pretty shitty at figuring out what songs mean but i think it has to do with loving someone and knowing that you'll never see them again so ur basically going crazy thinking about them i dont no tho if some one else says something different id go with watever they say
    YAAMANon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah you got the right idea, that's the same idea I had untill I looked up what a "Banshee" is, it's something from mythology and folklore
    they are said to wail around a house if someone in the house is about to die, it's also said that There are particular families who are believed to have Banshees attached to them, and whose cries herald the death of a member of that family.
    you can read more about it on wikipedia.
    But yeah for the most part it does seem to be about what you said.
    Death In A Cubicalon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOr... the song is an allegory to Wuthering Heights. The speaker is pretty much expressing Heathcliff's more tender side, which comes in the form of his true love for Catherine.
    theeighton June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe second guy almost had it.. Great song

    Its about 1 of two possible things:

    Its about some chick he love who died and hes upset and he says that he sees her even after death so he knows shes still around and hopes she still loves him even though she wont let him see her.. hence the "you leave with a start when i open my eyes, you get shy if i look at you" meaning shes a ghost

    or..

    Its about a chick he loves who doesnt love him anymore and the love is dying and she is leading him on and he knows it but doesn't want to accept reality that there can be nothing between them anymore.. and the death metaphor is representing there love.
    Grizadamson June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe thought that love is spirit like, hes letting love know that hes ready for it but its not coming to him, so hes patiently waiting, its actually pretty genius:)
    Cafe13on November 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentor Grizadams is msot probably right:)
    Cafe13on November 17, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about love with a person that you can't have; the banshee ghost is just a metaphor for the person the singer (Tom) loves. Source: youtube.com/…
    turtaniumxon April 02, 2014   Link

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