"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).
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?
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-
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!