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So, Ashleigh had Lady Gaga stuck in her head and I put on James Maker “Born That Way’. Maker is an interesting character in that he has an on-again-off-again reciprocal relationship with Morrissey, having been a dancer at some of the first Smiths shows, and later singing "No One Holds a Candle To You” in 80s band, Raymonde, covered by Moz on the Who Put The M in Manchester dvd. In 2004, Maker was signed to Morrissey’s newly acquired Attack Records, releasing this song. You’ll note the similar vocal stylings and lyrical content. Unlike Moz, whose sexuality has always been ambiguous and up for debate, Maker is a confirmed gay man, as demonstrated in the line “I kissed a man/and then I slit his throat”.