I am trying to remember who recorded and from what album a song came from.  I think it was called either 'Bluebird and the Cardinal" or "Bluejay and the Cardinal"
 
First verse started
Well, its a long road and a dusty road through the bramble and the rose
And a braver or a better man might know where it goes
 
Can anyone help?  Would have heard it first in Vatavia somewhere in the mid to late 80s
 
Kaz