Chris Christie, a noted fan of The Boss (when he isn't sleeping through his concerts), probably won't love this. Last night on "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon and his guest Bruce Springsteen donned '80s-era Springsteen attire to parody the seminal New Jersey anthem, "Born to Run." Except this time, the lyrics were devoted to the "bridgegate" scandal surrounding Christie's apparently political closing of part of the George Washington Bridge, causing major traffic issues.
This scandal has presented many unlikely things, but we didn't think Bruce growling "I really gotta take a leak!" over "Born to Run" would be one of them. (Read the lyrics below the video.)
In the day we sweat it out on the streets stuck in traffic on the GWB
They shut down the tollbooths of glory because we didn't endorse Christie
Sprung from cages on Highway 9
We got three lanes closed, so Jersey get your ass in line
Ooohhh, baby this Bridgegate was just pay back
It's a bitch slap to the state Democrats
We gotta get out but we can't
We're stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam
[The real Springsteen walks out]
Governor, let me in, I wanna be your friend
They'll be no partisan divisions
Let me wrap my legs 'round your mighty rims
And relieve your stressful conditions
We've got Wall Street masters stuck cheek to cheek
With blue-collar truckers, and man I really gotta take a leak
But I can't
I'm stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam
1, 2, 3, 4!
Highways jammed with pissed off drivers with no place left to go
And the press conference went on and on
It was longer than one of my own damn shows
Some day Governor, I don't know when
This will all end, but 'til then
You're killin' the workin' man.
Who's stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey traffic jam.
Whoa whoa whoa!
Whoa whoa whoa!
I gotta take a leak! I really gotta take a leak!
Down in Jersey land!
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Springsteen and Fallon were dressed in '70s garb. Although "Born to Run" was released in that decade, they were dressed as "Born in the USA" era Springsteen from the '80s. Also, the article has clarified the nature of the closing of George Washington Bridge.