Chris Christie may be the governor of New Jersey, but he’ll never be “The Boss.”
In this musical tribute to the NJ Governor’s recent bullying of political opponents, Bruce Springsteen joins late night host Jimmy Fallon with an updated and incredible rendition of Springsteen’s classic song, “Born To Run.”
Singing of “Wall Street masters” being stuck beside blue collar truck drivers, the New Jersey singer-songwriter, famous for his numerous anthems for working class Americans, paints a vivid and comical picture of being trapped on the George Washington Bridge during the politically orchestrated lane closure scandal which has just recently rocked the Christie administration.
Garbed with identical sleeveless button down shirts, sunglasses and red bandannas holding up identically wild hair styles, Fallon and Springsteen bring to the audience a double whammy of “Boss-ness,” as Fallon’s remarkable musical impression of one of the Garden State’s musical icons, blends seamlessly into the vocals and guitar work of the man himself.
Not to be perceived as excessively snarky, Springsteen even jokes with Fallon in the course of the song about Christie’s press conference dragging on longer than “one of my own damn shows,” as the two transition into an undeniably Springsteen-esque build, with the acoustic guitars playing in perfect harmony.
So without further ado, here are Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen performing “Governor Christie’s Traffic Jam,” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.