Erik Dylan Honors Veteran Who Passed Away With No Family In New Song “Omaha”

Erik Dylan is one of the best writers in country music – period.

His newest song, “Omaha,” is proof of that. Here’s what Erik had to say about it…

I wrote this song after reading an article about a Vietnam War veteran who passed away this month without any known family. Thanks to an ad in the Omaha Daily Herald newspaper, nearly 1500 people helped lay Stanley Stoltz to rest. I wanted to pay tribute & my respects through a song.

“Omaha”

Written & Recorded by Erik Dylan

Honey pack up the kids
Cause we’re headed to Omaha
In lieu of his family unknown
The paper says he was a Vietnam solider
And he needs some help getting back home

Naw there ain’t nothing sadder than a black Cadillac
With a long trail of nothing behind
No tiger lillies, no babies, no whiskey
Living proof that lonely just died

Honey pack up the kids
Cause we’re headed to Omaha
In lieu of his family unknown
The paper says he was a Vietnam solider
And he needs some help getting back home

Yeah nobody knows who he was over there
Guess he’d like to keep it that way
Hell it ain’t no surprise that he didn’t talk much
Bout the things a guy takes to the grave

Honey pack up the kids
Cause we’re headed to Omaha
In lieu of his family unknown
The paper says he was a Vietnam solider
And he needs some help getting back home

Maybe After the funeral
We can swing by the zoo
Let the kids see the monkeys and bears
Grab a late lunch on the way out of town
Let him sleep knowing somebody cared

Honey pack up the kids
Cause we’re headed to Omaha
In lieu of his family unknown
The paper says he was a Vietnam solider
And he needs some help getting back home

I’ll call in sick
Honey pack up the kids
Cause we’re headed to Omaha

Thank a veteran. No matter how small the act. It makes a difference.

Amen, Erik.

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