Well, something tells us the governor is not going to be happy about this. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s favorite singer of all time and the most Jersey man to ever live, Bruce Springsteen, has made fun of him alongside NBC funnyman Jimmy Fallon in a song tribute to the ongoing Bridgegate saga that’s all the media rage. Not even the perma-affable host is willing to let this one slide. Looks like you and the Boss aren’t going to be besties any time soon, Christie.
The clip, featured on Tuesday night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was a humorous take on the Boss’ most iconic of songs, “Born To Run,” no doubt adding salt to the wound in Christie’s side that is the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal. Considering Governor Christie has admitted to seeing the man in concert over 80 times and has numerously stated he reveres him more than anyone on the planet, this one’s gotta hurt.
Springsteen — who was the only guest on the show, taking up the full hour — stepped out as a surprise following Fallon, who was dressed in matching sleeveless vest and red bandanna, calling to mind the iconic look from Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” video. Standing in tandem, the duo took turns musically lambasting Christie over the political retribution ploy’s traffic snarl, declaring: "You 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.” There were a multitude of references to the regular working man — no doubt a tip of the hat to the delusional doings’ true victims: the people of New Jersey. It harkened back to Fallon's days as the de-facto musical funny-maker on Saturday Night Live.
The Huffington Post did us all a solid and transcribed the lyrics, which are in full, below — in case you wanted to head over to the Governors’ Mansion and serenade Christie with them.
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.
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!