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Wednesday
Jan152014

Bruce Springsteen Spoofs Christie’s 'Bridgegate' Controversy

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Bruce Springsteen made an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday to plug his new album, High Hopes, chat with the host and participate in a spoof that poked fun at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” controversy.

The controversy involves George Washington Bridge lane closures that were allegedly political payback for the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. refusing to endorse Christie’s re-election bid.

Springsteen and Fallon both dressed in Springsteen’s signature “Born in the USA”-era outfit -- complete with bandana, jeans and cut-off shirt -- and performed a spoof of "Born to Run," with a dash of “Jungleland” at the end with the lyrics changed to reflect the "Bridgegate" controversy.

The lyrics to “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” included the lines, “The highway’s jammed with pissed off drivers with no place 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 killing the working man who’s stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam.”

High Hopes is Springsteen's 18th studio effort.  He describes new the 12-track album as “a lot of songs [that were] looking for homes.”

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