Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon

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Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon weighed in on Govenror Chris Christie's "Bridgegate" scandal in the best way possible: song!

On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Springsteen joined the host for a reworked version of "Born to Run." The lyrics were changed to reflect the Fort Lee traffic scandal that Christie is at the heart of.

Fallon opened the number in fall classic Springsteen garb—red bandana, cut off shirts and jeans—with the singer in a matching outfit stepping out about a minute in.

"Whoa, maybe this bridgegate was just payback, it's a bitchslap to the state Democrats. We got to get out, but we can't. We're stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam," Fallon sang.

A little recap of Bridgegate: In September 2013, the Port Authority closed down two of the three access lanes connecting Fort Lee, NJ to the George Washington bridge. At the time it was said to be for a "traffic study," which resulted in hours-long delays. Emails released to the public revealed the lanes were closed to punish Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee, a Democrat, for not endorsing Christie's reelection bid. Christie claims he had no knowledge of the emails and decision to close the lanes.

The two address Christie's long press conference on the manner and the thoughts of passengers stuck on the bridge.

Fallon takes over The Tonight Show on Feb. 17.

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