Crossing Lines

I recently watched on old Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel movie, The Border. The theme song, written by Freddie Fender, is a tutorial on ethics and not crossing lines. It made me recall times clients asked me to cross lines. What helped me was my parents were honest people and I know that everyone has a price and I was able never allow myself to be in a position where I learned mine. During my lifetime, I have not tarnished my family name. Here are the lyrics:
“There’s a land where I’ve been told
Every street is paved with gold
And it’s just across the borderline
When it’s time to take your turn
Here’s a lesson that you must learn
You could lose more than you’ll ever find
When you reach the broken promise land
Every dream slips through your hand
You’ll know it’s too late to change your mind
‘Cause you’ve paid the price to come so far
Just to wind up where you are
And you’re still just across the borderline
Up and down the Rio Grande
A thousand footprints in the sand
Reveal the secret no one can define
The river flows on like a breath
In between our life and death
Who’s the next to cross the borderline
Hope remains when pride is gone
And it keeps you moving on
Calling you across the borderline
When you reach the broken promise land
Every dream slips through your hand
You’ll know it’s too late to change your mind
And you’re still just across the borderline
And you’re still just across the borderline.