And you show them the ropes, they go and hang they self

from Action Bronson (Ft. Macie Stewart & Rockie Fresh) – Dear Heather Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Showing the ropes” is an idiom that means teaching or introducing something to someone.
You can take some people under your wing and show them the ropes and they still go off and do something to hurt themselves.

Taken literally: something you can do to hurt yourself with a rope is hang yourself.

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