LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst told Spin Magazine yesterday that the lyrics to the track “Break Stuff,” featured on the band’s second album Significant Other, are about his father. 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested by the FBI on March 14th in New Orleans after new evidence implicating him in the murder of Susan Berman came to light during the taping of the HBO special ‘The Jinx.’
“Growing up, we had to be very careful around my father,” Durst recalls. “He was always on edge; he would snap at the smallest infraction.” The younger Durst began distancing himself from his father shortly before the start of his musical career. “Around the time we started putting together a track list for Significant Other, I decided to put down some lyrics about my father, kind of through his eyes,” Durst says. “We ended up calling it “Break Stuff.”
The song, which contains lyrics like,”first one to complain, leaves with a blood stain,” and,”I hope you know I pack a chainsaw, I’ll skin your a** raw,” serves as an ominous forewarning for things to come. In 2003, Robert Durst admitted to killing his elderly neighbor, Morris Black, during a confrontation. He went on to use a pairing knife, an axe, and two saws to dismember the body, after which, he dumped Black’s remains in Galveston Bay. A Texas jury would later acquit him of murder.
Following its release in 1999, Limp Bizkit’s second studio album, Significant Other, ranked Number 1 on The Billboard 200, Top Canadian Albums, and Top Internet Albums. “Break Stuff” went on to win the award for Best Rock Video at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.