Last of the famous international screw ups.
"Everyone who comes must go" makes me think about "my life is a succession of people saying goodbye" and other songs about the same topic. "Blacker than ever before" seems to be about depression, like "black is how I feel in the inside". "This country is making me sick" is probably about USA on account of the presidential election and the lack of true alternatives. Maybe it's related to watching the news and feeling bad about them, too. The results of Brexit election didn't disgust Morrissey, so why should he feel sick about Brexit? During the last interview with Larry King he said he loves playing live shows, then it's obvious he's happy when he is up on the stage.
Well, that's my personal interpretation and it's similar to the interpretation of some other people here, but for every song in the world there are many different interpretations. The song is on the air, when you listen to it, it's not Morrissey's song anymore, it's a little yours too and your mind and your soul both complete the meaning. That's why people like some artists more than others, some songs more than others.
Again, agreed. Morrissey has used the word 'black' as a metaphor for depression many many times throughout his career, either in song or in interviews, yet there are some numpties on this site who would have you believe this is now a racist connotation. I've also got a kinda failed drag queen vibe off Jacky as well. Nothing in the lyrics to back this up, but it kinda reminds me of Arthur Kane (RIP) making 50 bucks a night and a bottle of meths dressed up in drag playing in a New York Dolls tribute band. probably the punky chorus at the end that gives off that vibe to me.
EDIT: Looking at the cover art with the fishnet stockings and the transparent plastic sheet for a top also reminds me of the type of strange get-ups Kristeen Young used to wear and who I've always thought this song was about.