U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday in Albany joked that, unlike Bruce Springsteen’s hit song, he’s not looking to run for anything anytime soon.

“Given that Bruce Springsteen is in town: I was not born to run,” said Bharara, an affirmed Springsteen fan, said to the audience groaning at the pun.

Bharara was interview at WAMC’s The Linda performing arts center in Albany, following a day visiting the state’s capital city to attend the Conference of Mayors’s winter meeting as well as the swearing in of Janet DiFiore, the new chief judge.

But Bharara in an interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock indicated — at first lightly and later more seriously — that he wants to stay in his job as the prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, arguably one of the most high-profile posts in the U.S. Department of Justice.

When it was pointed out that a new president taking office in 2017 will likely appointed their own prosecutors, Bharara joked, “The new president could like me, too.”

Bharara’s success at bringing prominent corruption cases — as well as his urge for state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push for stringent new ethics measures in the wake of the cases — has led to speculation he would join the ranks of former prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie who jumped into elected office.

But Bharara insisted he loves his current job.

“I think it’s the best job I’ve ever had, it’s the best I ever will have,” he said. “The only thing I ever wanted to be when I went to law school was to be an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York”

Bharara in the forum also defined how a prosecutor’s job should work when it comes to bringing cases or walking away from the ones he can’t make.

“The job of the prosecutor is not to sock up convictions, notch victories in his or her belt,” he said. “It’s to do the right thing, it’s to do justice, to make sure you bring cases that are righteous and walk away from cases that are righteous to walk away from.”

He added: “That’s a nice to go to sleep every night. Why would I ever want to walk away from that?”

As for his favorite Springsteen song, Bharara was unequivocal.

“Thunder Road,” he said. “Thunder Road is the best Springsteen song.”