Bruce Springsteen Blasts Chris Christie On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Chris Christie made clear how deeply saddened he is by the controversy surrounding the closure of the George Washington Bridge lanes last fall, saying he was betrayed by close allies. But the pain may have just gotten worse: the New Jersey governor has now been mocked by his long time idol and fellow Garden State hero, Bruce Springsteen.
On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Fallon (in character as The Boss) and Springsteen (also in character as his vintage self) sang a parody of Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run,” with lyrics about a traffic jam in Fort Lee, NJ.
“You’re killing the working man, who’s stuck in Governor Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam,” concludes the song.
New York Magazine suggests this has ended Christie and Springsteen’s short-lived friendship, but the song may have been more supportive than it appears, pushing Christie to be better.
“Governor let me in, I want to be your friend, they’ll be no partisan divisions,” Springsteen sings in the performance, before delivering some tongue-in-cheek lines about “relieving your stressful condition.”
Christie had long proclaimed his love for Springsteen’s music. He has seen the boss perform at least 129 times, and asked Springsteen to perform at his gubernatorial inauguration. But the famously liberal musician would not deal with the governor in any way.
Until the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, when the two reportedly met, hugged, and Springsteen told Christie they were officially “friends.”