When will you call

Call me lady, call me
When you get* a chance

3 in the morn’ * tossing and turning * it’s late
Just can’t rest waiting for the phone to ring
Will you call, ring my phone
Girl, I hope you did not forget me

I can’t sleep and I can’t eat
And I won’t until I hear your voice
When will you call?*

Three days ago, rolled over to an empty bed
And I went to the bathroom and your toothbrush wasn’t there
Where’s * your clothes and where’s * your shoes
Girl, what will I do without you

I can’t sleep and I can’t eat
And I won’t until I hear your voice
When will you call?

No notice, no letter, you just packed * your shit and left

Girl, I deserve * better, I treated you like no one else
How could you, you know I loved you
And I thought this love was true

Now we’re through *, what I’m gonna * do
Gotta * start a new life without you
Now we’re through, what to do
Got to start a new life without you
When will you call

Waiting for ya call
Waiting for ya call
Waiting for ya call, baby
Waiting for you to just sing a word in my ear
And let me know that you’re here forever

Baby baby baby
Call me when you get a chance

Call me, call me, call
When will you call
For I’ve been worried ’bout you all night for a long time
Call me, call me, call
When will you call

Call me, call me, call
When will you call
Get up and pick up the phone and let me know where you’re at

Let me know what you’re doing

Now were through
And I’m without you

 

* When will you call
In the last few weeks, we saw that after ‘when’ (conjunction), you couldn’t use the will future. There’s a good example in this song:

  • Call me when you get a chance.

(and NOT ‘… when you will get a chance’)And here’s when you understand why I mentioned ‘when’ (conjunction).

‘When’ can also be an adverb and in this case, it’s generally a question word meaning ‘at what/which time?’. In Spanish, it’s easy to spot the difference:
_ when (conjunction) = cuando
_ when (adverb) = cuándo

If ‘when’ is an adverb, then you can use the will future (just like in Spanish) and that’s why Bilal is not making a mistake in his song!

Note that it’s also true in indirect questions:

  • Direct question: When will he arrive?
  • Indirect question: I don’t know when he will arrive.