Image of "ダブルラリアット (Double Lariat)"
Song title
  • "ダブルラリアット"
  • English: Double Lariat
Uploaded February 5, 2009, with 6,681,000+ Niconico views, 4,781,000+ YouTube views, and 342,500+ piapro views


The lyrics of "Double Lariat" talk about how the singer continues spinning around endlessly without stopping. Despite that there are people that are better at it than the singer in the song, the singer persists in trying to increase their reach. Finally, with a reach of 6300 km in radius and with the head tilted 23.4 degrees, the singer contemplates a scene that they didn't notice before. The singer finally asks to be accompanied if they someday tires of continuing to spin.

A possible interpretation of this song is that the singer is the Earth itself; its radius is approximately 6300 km and its axial tilt is 23.4 degrees.

Another interpretation of the song is persistence, that one should chin up, never look back and never give up. Continue doing what you do and, in that way, extend your reach not only in one of your favorites, but throughout the world and the universe.


With over five million views, "Double Lariat" is the most popular Luka song on Niconico and one of the highest-viewed VOCALOID song uploads on the website. On YouTube, it has over two million views; while still a considerable amount, this puts it well behind several uploads of Dixie Flatline's "Just Be Friends", which share a combined total of over twelve million views.


"Double Lariat" was released as a single by KarenT on November 4, 2009. Additionally, the song is featured on the albums BALLOOM BEST, EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Megurhythm feat. 巡音ルカ, VOCALOID BEST from ニコニコ動画(あお), AGOA GO GO GO, and Hatsune Miku ‐ Project DIVA‐2nd NONSTOP MIX COLLECTION. Covers and alternate arrangements have been included in various other albums.


Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
半径85センチが この手の届く距離 hankei hachijuugo senchi ga kono te no todoku kyori
今から振り回しますので 離れていてください ima kara furimawashimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

ただ回る事が楽しかった このままでいたかった tada mawaru koto ga tanoshikatta kono mama de itakatta
ただ回る事を続けていたら 止まり方を忘れていた tada mawaru koto wo tsuzuketeitara tomarikata wo wasurete ita
周りの仲間達が 自分より上手く回れるのを mawari no nakamatachi ga jibun yori umaku mawareru no wo
仕方ないと一言 つぶやいて諦めたフリをしていた shikata nai to hitokoto tsubuyaite akirameta furi wo shite ita

半径250センチは この手の届く距離 hankei nihyaku-gojuu senchi wa kono te no todoku kyori
今から動き回りますので 離れていてください ima kara ugokimawarimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

から回る事も楽しかった このままでいたかった karamawaru koto mo tanoshikatta kono mama de itakatta
から回る事を続けていたら 報われると信じていた karamawaru kono wo tsuzuketeitara mukuwareru to shinjite ita
周りの仲間達は 自分より高く回れるから mawari no nakamatachi wa jibun yori takaku mawareru kara
下から眺めるのは 首が痛いと拗ねたフリをしていた shita kara nagameru no wa kuni ga itai to suneta furi wo shite ita

半径5200センチは この手の届く距離 hankei gosen-nihyaku senchi wa kono te no todoku kyori
今から飛び回りますので 離れていてください ima kara tobimawarimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

どうでしょう? 昔の自分が見たら褒めてくれるかな dou deshou? mukashi no jibun ga mitara homete kureru kana
目が回り軸もぶれてるけど me ga mawari jiku mo bureteru kedo

23.4度傾いて眺めた町並みは nijuusan ten yon-do katamaite nagameta machinami wa
いつの間にか見た事のない色に染まっていた itsu no manika mita koto no nai iro ni somatte ita

半径6300キロは この手の届く距離 hankei rokusen-sanbyaku kiro wa kono te no todoku kyori
今ならできる気がしますので 離れていてください ima nara dekiru ki ga shimasu node hanarete ite kudasai

半径85センチが この手の届く距離 hankei hachijuugo senchi ga kono te no todoku kyori
いつの日か回り疲れた時は 側にいてください itsu no hi ka mawaritsukareta toki wa soba ni ite kudasai

Written by an unknown artist, this version of the lyrics was used in the english version of Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.

An 85 cm radius is the length of my reach
I'm about to start swinging so please stand clear

Just spinning was fun enough I could've gone on forever
But I spun so long I forgot how to stop
Everyone else spun better than me
Oh well, I sighed and pretended not to care

A 250 cm radius is the length of my reach
I'm about to start moving so please stand clear

Spinning my wheels was fun enough I could've gone on forever
I thought that if I just spun on and on it would all pay off
But everyone else spun higher than me
So I gazed up from below and pretended my neck hurt

A 5200 cm radius is the length of my reach
I'm about to take off so please stand clear

What do you think? Would my former self like what I've become?
Despite my eyes spinning and my axis wobbling

Before I knew it, I saw the streets at a 24.3 degree angle
Turn a color I'd never seen

A 6300 km radius is the length of my reach
I think I can do it now so please stand clear

An 85 cm radius is the length of my reach
If I ever tire of spinning please stand by my side


Rin's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Rin
Author(s) WinterdrivE
Category VOCALOID cover
Nekomura Iroha's Cover
Featuring Nekomura Iroha
Author(s) Irora
Category VOCALOID cover

that × Halyosy's Cover
Featuring Halyosy, that
Author(s) Halyosy
Category Human cover
rockleetist's English Cover
Featuring rockleetist
Author(s) rockleetist
Category Human cover
Yukari Fukui's Cover
Featuring Yukari Fukui
Category Human cover

Jazz Arrangement
Featuring (Instrumental)
Author(s) Ichi
Category Arrangement

Nata's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Nata
Category Fanmade PV (hand-drawn)
Noya's Touhou PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Noya
Category Alternate PV
AiLeon-P's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) AiLeon-P
Category Fanmade PV
Arcade-P's PV
Featuring Megurine Luka
Author(s) Arcade-P
Category Fanmade PV

Other media appearancesEdit


This song was featured in the following concerts.


Featured in the game(s)...
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd Niconico YouTube
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Arcade YouTube
Miku Flick/02 (DLC)
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd YouTube


This song featured in the magazine/book VOCALO☆Band Score.

Sheet MusicEdit

Piano sheet music appeared in the Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru collection.


  • The trait that makes this video so special is that Luka doesn't stop spinning even when the video is paused. This is possible because the video is in .swf file format, in other words a Flash Animation instead of a Flash Video. This also makes possible the addition of some easter eggs mentioned below.
    • Since April 9th, 2018, all the Easter Eggs (see the notes below) are no longer available, and Luka no longer spins when the video is paused on the original Nico Nico Douga upload of the song, whether the song is viewed in either HTML5 or the old Flash player.
      • This is mainly due to Nico Nico Douga re-encoding every flash animation uploaded to their website, in order to be more mobile and HTML5 friendly since Adobe Flash is due to be depreciated entirely around 2020.
  • The Lariat is a professional wrestling move where the fighter wraps his/her arm around the opponent's upper chest and neck and then forces them to the ground. Two Capcom characters (Mike Haggar and Zangief) uses a variant of this move where they stretch their arms out horizontally, clench their fists, and then simply spins in an effort to hit the opponent. It is not known whether or not the song's title comes from this move.
    • Both characters also makes a small cameo in the video.
  • The song also features Miku, Rin and Len, KAITO, MEIKO, and Gackpo. They appear only at the right time when the video is paused at a certain scene. Each Vocaloid does a small action as an Easter Egg.
    • 0:45 - KAITO comes in eating ice cream while at the same time Mike Haggar is performing the Double Lariat. As KAITO goes on near him, he gets sent flying into the Sky when he gets punched.
    • 1:06 - Miku passes by while playing an electric guitar.
    • 1:42 - MEIKO comes in after Luka starts spinning around the area. As Luka continues spinning, Zangief appears spins towards the sky, and MEIKO smacks him unconscious with her bottle of Sake, lands and drags him away.
    • 1:57 - Rin passes through the screen using her bow as a helicopter.
    • 2:20 - When Luka floats in the sky, Rin passes through the screen again.
    • 2:48 - When the street is shown with Gackpo appears riding in an Eggplant Motorcycle. A moment later, Len appears in his underwear dancing around in middle of the street.
    • 3:11 - In the final chorus, if one waits a bit Rin, Len and Miku will appear along with Luka while in the background appear Gackpo riding his Eggplant Motorcycle and KAITO carrying a drunk MEIKO on his back.
  • When the Good Smile company's Luka Nendoroid was released, it included a Double Lariat-based face along her neutral face, and her singing face.[1]



  1. Nendoroid Megurine Luka by Goodsmile - Osasaki's Place

External linksEdit

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