This paper considers the prescribed performance tracking control for high-order uncertain nonlinear systems. For any initial system condition, a state feedback control is designed, which guarantees the prescribed tracking performance and the boundedness of closed-loop signals. The proposed controller can be implemented without using any approximation techniques for estimating unknown nonlinearities. In this respect, a significant advantage of this article is that the explosion of complexity is avoided, which is raised by backstepping-like approaches that are typically employed to the control of uncertain nonlinear systems, and a low-complexity controller is achieved. Moreover, contrary to the existing results in existing literature, the restrictions on powers of high-order nonlinear systems are relaxed to make the considered problem having stronger theoretical and practical values. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme is verified by some simulation results.