Yes, he has alwats been on ooen
"Mike Joyce speculates that the ‘yellow and green stumbling block’ may be a reference to the singer’s medication at the time (yellow and green are the colour of temazepam capsules, a prescription anti-depressant), while Morrissey also hints at the scars of a repressed upbringing. His final groan is even more cryptic: ‘use your loaf’ (i.e. ‘use your head’)."
Not that I've been on the receiving end of them, but in a previous professional life (early 90's), I can attest to there being several brands of benzodiazepines that matched this description.
Yes, he was always on one thing or the other, "escape valium, return to valium" was very real.
Lots of us are on something.
I think if you are sensitive, and working-class its not the best mix. English life is very repressed even for kids born in 1980, the young generation, do seem happier now, thank god or at least depressed in wholly different ways.
As loyal as he was to his mum, from what I have heard, she wasn't the easiest or nicest person and although he is loyal publically. I expect he is aware there was damage done, he probably blamed his dad at first but as the years passed.
I don't mean that in a nasty way, I'm just saying Steven maybe didn't have the healthiest surroundings, for someone of his type
As for the song, I love it. its such a brilliant little ditty and often overlooked. It was so much more playful and jolly than a lot of other songs.