Human Again (Menken Alan)

"Ha ha, we, my friends, the day we have waited for may be at hand" "Oh, if only that were true, Lumiere" "Aah, human again" "Human again" "Yes, think what that means" 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 polished and gleaming with charm I'll be courting again, chic and sporting again Which should cause several husband's alarm I'll hop down off the shelf and toute suite be myself I can't wait to be human again When we're human again, only human again When we're knickknacks and whatnot's no more Little push, little shove, they could, whoosh fall in love Ah, 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 savior-faire, I'll wear gowns, I'll have hair It's my prayer to be human again When I'm human again, only human again When the world once more starts making sense I'll unwind for a change, really? That'd be strange 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 relax 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 dustpail and broom If we all goes as planned Our time may be at hand any day now Open the shutters and let in some air Put these here and put those over there Sweep up the years of sadness and tears And throw them away When Guinevere heard that Arthur was slain She stole away to a convent And no one could ever make her smile again The end "What a beautiful story!" "Oh, I knew you would like it" "I would like to ask you for something" "What's that?" "A second chance" "Would you have dinner with me tonight?" "Dinner? Me? With you?" "Well, that would be, I mean, oh, yes" When we're human again, only human again When the girl finally sets us all free Cheeks a-bloomin' again, we're assumin' again We'll resume our long lost joie de vivre We'll be playin' again, holiday' again And we're prayin' it's A S A P When we cast off this pall We'll stand straight, we'll walk tall When we're all that we were Thanks to him, thanks to her Coming closer and closer and closer We'll be dancing again, we'll be twirling again We'll be whirling around with such ease When we're human again, only human again We'll go waltzing those old one-two-three's We'll be floating again, we'll be gliding again Stepping, striding as fine as you please Like the real human does, I'll be all that I was On that glorious morn' when we're finally reborn And we're all of us human again