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Human Again

"Human Again" was a deleted song from Beauty and the Beast that was restored in the 2002 Special Edition released on IMAX and the Special Platinum Edition DVD (also included on the 2010 Diamond Edition Blu-ray). It debuted as part of the Beauty and the Beast stage musical. It shows the enchanted objects cleaning the castle in preparation for the iconic Ballroom scene when they all assume that Belle and Beast will confess their love for each other. The song also expands the role of the Wardrobe giving her a small solo. In the between scene Belle and Beast are seen reading Romeo & Juliet in the film and King Arthur in the musical. In the film, it takes place between "Something There" and "Beauty and the Beast". The song was composed by Alan Menken and lyrics were written by Howard Ashman. In the film it was primarily performed by Lumière (Jerry Orbach), Cogsworth (David Ogden Stiers), Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), and the Wardrobe (Jo Anne Worley).  

Lyrics Edit

Lumiere: I'll be cooking again, be good-looking again,

With a mademoiselle on each arm 

When I'm human again, only human again 

Poised and polish and gleaming with charm

I'll be courting again, chic and sporting again 

Mrs. Potts: Which should cause several husbands alarm.

Lumiere: (Ha, ha!) I'll hop down off this shelf, and tout de suite be myself,

Lumiere and Mrs. Potts: I can't wait to be human again

Essentials: When we're human again, only human again 

When we're knickknacks and whatnots no more

When we're human again, good and human again

Wardrobe: O, cherie, won't it all be top drawer? 

I'll wear lipstick and rouge

And I won't be so huge

Why, I'll easily fit through that door

I'll exude savoir faire

I'll wear gowns, I'll have hair

It's my prayer to be human again

Mrs. Potts & Cogsworth: When we're human again, only human again

When the world once more starts making sense

Cogsworth: I'll unwind, for a change 

Lumiere: (Really? That'd be strange)

Cogsworth: Can I help it if I'm t-t-tense?

In a shack by the sea, I'll sit back, sipping tea

Let my early retirement commence

Far from fools made of wax, I'll get down to brass tacks and real-A-A-A-x!

Chorus: When I'm human again!

So sweep the dust from the floor

Let's let some light in the room

I can feel, I can tell someone might break the spell any day now 

Shine up the brass on the door

Alert the dust pail and broom

If it all goes as planned our time may be at hand any day now

Open the shutters and let in some air 

Mrs. Potts: Put these here and put those over there

Chorus: Sweep up the years, the sadness and tears and throw them away

We'll be human again, only human again 

When the girl finally sets us all free

Cheeks a-blooming again, we're assuming again

We'll resume our long-lost joie de vivre

We'll be playing again, holidaying again 

And we're praying it's ASAP

We will push, we will shove

They will both fall in love

And we'll finally be human again...

[Transition to the library]

Belle: "...For there never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

Beast: Could you read it again?

Belle: Well, here. Why don't you read it to me?

Beast: Uhhh...Alright.

Hmm...I-I can't.

Belle: You mean you never learned?

Beast: I learned, a little. It's just been so long.

Belle: Well here, I'll help you. Let's start...here.

Beast: Here, tw-o-

Belle: Two.

Beast: Two (I knew that). Two households, both alike in dignity...

We'll be dancing again, we'll be twirling again

We'll whirling around with such ease

When we're human again, only human again

We'll go waltzing those old one-two-threes

We'll be floating again, we'll be gliding again

Stepping, striding, as fine as you please 

Like a real human does, I'll be all that I was

On that glorious morn, when we're finally re-born

And we're all of us human again!  

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