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Valley musician pens Arias song, puts it on YouTube

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PEORIA, Ariz. -

Every salacious detail in the Jodi Arias case is being watched closely around the country. National media is in town for the case.

There is gavel to gavel coverage on cable networks, and there are even court fanatics who have flown in to see it live. Now, it's inspired a valley musician to write and record a song about the sordid details of the case.

We've seen the jailhouse video of Jodi Arias singing -- now it appears she's met her match.

A Peoria musician has recorded a song about the trial and when you hear the lyrics, it's clear it's not a love song.

Song: "18 days on the stand in the Arizona sun they tried Jodi Arias for murder one…"

Peoria musician Poppy Harpman says he's floored at the growing popularity of a song he wrote in 30 minutes about Jodi Arias.

Song: "She claimed self-defense when she used a gun, but she stabbed him with a knife to make sure the job was done."

Harpman says his wife, who's been glued to the trial, asked him to write it.

"I just thought oh well this is kind of cute let's put it on YouTube. I didn't think it would go like it did," says Katie Romero, his wife.

The song, posted on YouTube 4 days ago, has more than 1,300 views.

"This crazy little thing has taken off we have 1,300 plays, I have videos out there took years to get 1,300 plays," says Harpman.

Harpman says he's been a musician all his life. In 2004 he started the band Poppy and the Usual Suspects, a blues, soul, rock and roll band.

He recorded the song in the YouTube video in his in home studio. It's covered in memorabilia from different gigs.

He played with his band including the 2006 Lake Havasu Rock Fest where they played alongside the Doobie Brothers.

Poppy and his wife believe Arias will be convicted of first degree murder. But he says the song's ending has different meanings to them.

"My wife is for the death penalty, I'm not for the death penalty," says Harpman. "She's saying bye bye see you in another life, I'm saying bye bye see you in jail."

Harpman is now working with his band on background music and more video he plans to post on YouTube.

YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN14VPAbmaY

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