Stromae's formidable lyrics are
Je vais pas vous draguer, promis, juré…
I'm a beginner at French, and recently learned that is expected the form
subject + ne + verb + pas
when you want to negate something. But there's no ne in his phrase, even though he means that he does not want to hit on her.
Is it a common thing not to use ne? Does pas by itself make clear that I'm negating something?