Popular music with babybats includes HIM, The Cure, Marylin Manson, Funeral for a Friend and for some reason which I don't at all understand: Nirvana (since when was Nirvana goth?). These lyrics whine about life and being different and rarely get political.
For what it's worth, goth actually started out as a good idea: be yourself and see the difference in what others ignore. But now all it is is a bunch of bored teenagers outside Boots on a Saturday imagining what it would be like to smoke weed and yelling at passers by who 'conform to society'.
Goth failed because of a major, yet ridiculously simple flaw in the basis of it's philosophy. It says that we shouldn't conform and that we should be proud of who we are. The reality is that people think they are being different by wearing certain clothes, listening to a certain type of music and really are just conforming to another sterotype. Think about it, what's more individual: having a nose ring, going to some concert, painting your nails black and listening to a band that all your mates know whilst moaning about how life has let you down or wearing what the hell you like, listening to what you like and not caring whether what you like is popular or unpopular?
Goth is just another teen tribe now.
Baby bats are distinctive from emos in both personality and dress sense. Though the bats often use heavy make-up, they wear more tartan and netting/tulle than emos and are more stereotypically Goth. It takes a keen eye to distinguish some emos from baby bats, but there is one difference:
Baby bats grow up into Goths. Emos grow out of the fad, and into accountants.
Quiet! I'm sure they'll cut themselves if we tell them they're not goth!
Person #2: Nah, he's just a poser.
guy1: "Look at her! Isn't she something?"
guy2: "Sure but...she's a babybat."
younggoth: "I wish I were older so people wouldn't keep calling me 'babybat.'"
3. A rarely used affectionate term.
person1: "See you later, babybat!"
person2: "Awwwww, bye!"